Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Life in Harmony Developed in the third quarter of the 20th century, the Ericksons’ Stages of Development end at age 65. Today if we live to 65, we have a 50% chance of living to 90. Given that nearly a third of life can be lived after retirement, we would expect to...
Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 4

Inner Peace What does inner peace look like? To many, it would be a serene spiritual figure – the Virgin Mary, Gandhi, or White Tara. Can we imagine becoming that? Probably not, and it’s not what I mean by “inner peace.” Inner peace is not an endpoint, it’s a...
Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 2

Life Review While philosophers make much of reason, the most complex parts of the mind evolved to help us create communities. Community starts with the family – we look at our parents’ faces and find comfort or distress. Sometimes those responses are instinctive: when...
Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 1

Marvelous Opportunity Most clients seek hypnotherapy to correct behaviors that limit success. In later years, that motivation shrinks – we don’t have to stand up in front of an audience or look good in a bikini. So why would a senior client seek hypnotherapy? Certain...
Loss and Grieving

Loss and Grieving

To know loss is to confront change. People, pets, homes and jobs are not just things – they are the backdrop for our behavior. When we first acquire them, we are conscious of learning to adapt to their presence. Over time, those changes become automatic behaviors...